Jewish New Year
Citizenship by Investment
Education in the UAE
Diabetes and Oral Care
India Independence Day
Pakistan Independence Day
Free Zones & Business Setup
Emirates Mars Mission
USA Independence Day
Indonesians celebrate 74th Independence Day in Dubai
It proclaimed its independence on August 17, 1945, after being colonised by the Dutch for 350 years.
Hundreds of Indonesian expats in Dubai celebrated their country's 74th Independence Day at the consulate grounds on Saturday (August 17).
Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world and the most populous Muslim state. It proclaimed its independence on August 17, 1945, after being colonised by the Dutch for 350 years and later by Japan for three and half years.
"Today's celebration marks the 74th year of the proclamation of Independence Day since 1945. On behalf of the government of Indonesia, I would like to congratulate all Indonesians for their spirit and optimism in the thick of dynamic and progressive development of our beloved country," Indonesian Consul Ridwan Hassan told Khaleej Times.
"To all Indonesians living in UAE, happy Independence Day - each and every one of us play a very important role for a progressive Indonesia.
"We all wish for the best for Indonesia and we are confident that the bond of friendship between Indonesia and the UAE will grow stronger in harmony," Hassan added.
An estimated 100,000 Indonesians are currently living and working in the UAE, with 52,000 of them based in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Hassan said Indonesia's growing relations with the UAE are a product of the mutual cooperation, highlighted by bilateral trade that is set to reach $5.5 billion.
Meanwhile, Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, and the iconic Adnoc headquarters in Abu Dhabi will light up in Indonesian national colours on Saturday evening to celebrate Indonesian national day.
Customers will be able to get access to fantastic products at great... READ MORE
A round-up of major developments related to Covid-19 across the... READ MORE
Dubai Police urge motorists to find alternative routes. READ MORE
Welfare groups confirmed that all homeless will be moved to shelters. READ MORE
Ramachandran left for India in a wheelchair - in a condition far from ... READ MORE
Negative test results from these Indian Council of Medical Research-... READ MORE
Expats who are not exempted from fees may take the jab for Dh50 at... READ MORE
The match is being played in Dubai. READ MORE